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Commencement at Columbus State University

Commencement at CSU recognizes the culmination of years of work by students and faculty. Held at the end of fall and spring semesters, graduation represents a time of pride for CSU's faculty, students, and their families.

Virtual Conferring of Degrees - May 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a conferring of degrees by Dr. Chris Markwood and Dr. Deborah Bordelon.

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Update on Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

August Graduation Ceremony must be postponed

Because of the guidelines regarding large gatherings, the rescheduled Spring graduation ceremony tentatively scheduled for August 8, must be postponed.

We regret having to cancel the ceremony, but the safety of our graduates, their families, faculty, and staff must remain our number one priority.  Other times and dates for the ceremony are being considered but with the fluid situation of the pandemic, nothing has been confirmed.  We will be in touch when a definitive decision is made.

This was not an easy decision, but please know that the Cougar family is proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and wish them the best in their future endeavors. 

The CSU Commencement Team


December 2020 Commencement Ceremonies- December 11 & 12, 2020

College of Education and Health Professions
College of Arts & College of Business
College of Letters and Sciences


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Columbus Tape and Video offers a DVD from our most recent commencement for $15.
Call 706-322-4885, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.